John Kennedy http://wwno.org en Crescent City Connection Toll Amnesty Costs Outweigh Revenues http://wwno.org/post/crescent-city-connection-toll-amnesty-costs-outweigh-revenues <p>A state audit finds an amnesty program aimed at getting motorists to cough up the cash they owed for Crescent City Connection toll violations cost Louisiana almost $225,000 more than it brought in.</p><p>The state Legislative Auditor's report, which examined how funds from the CCC tolls have been used since the tolls ended last year, also found nearly $6.6 million remained unclaimed in an account set up to refund money to motorists who used Geaux Pass toll tags at the end of December.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:02:26 +0000 Associated Press 58056 at http://wwno.org Louisiana NGOs must file progress reports or risk lawsuits http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-ngos-must-file-progress-reports-or-risk-lawsuits In Louisiana, 36 nongovernmental organizations or NGOs have until the end of the month to file progress reports with the state or risk being sued by the new Office of Debt Recovery for the collection of almost $4.5 million dollars. State Treasurer John Kennedy said his department has reached out to the organizations in numerous ways, and recently mailed final demand letters. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:03:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 41170 at http://wwno.org Interviews: State Treasurer Kohn Kennedy http://wwno.org/post/interviews-state-treasurer-kohn-kennedy Jim chats with state Treasurer John Kennedy about the legislative session and money matters in Louisiana.<p>Journalist Maxine Crump and Lisa Teer, with LA Delta Service Corps, discuss this week's Dialog On Race, with a focus on race in education.<p>Jim visits with legendary photographer Bob Adelman, known for visually documenting much of the American civil rights movement, and his iconic shots of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/04/JES_041913.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:32:00 +0000 editor 33514 at http://wwno.org FRIDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, Nutrition Expert Neal Barnard http://wwno.org/post/state-treasurer-john-kennedy-nutrition-expert-neal-barnard Jim talks with State Treasurer John Kennedy about Governor Jindal's proposed 2013 state budget. Kennedy thinks aspects of it will not work.<p>Nutrition expert Dr. Neal Barnard on his book "Power Foods for the Brain".<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/03/JES_030113.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:10:00 +0000 editor 30289 at http://wwno.org Unclaimed tax refunds to head to state treasury http://wwno.org/post/unclaimed-tax-refunds-head-state-treasury <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">More than $2.5 million in unclaimed state income tax refunds are scheduled to be deposited into the state treasury on Friday.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:13:31 +0000 The Associated Press 18251 at http://wwno.org